10-03-2013, 02:23 PM
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You are exactly right, he probably just doesn't know what you want.
The ground is a good place to start, as Michael suggested. I would then make sure that he knows how to move off your leg at a standstill before asking for it at the walk and trot. Start with moving his hips, then his shoulders, then doing a few steps of a sidepass. Next walk a circle, half halt, tip his nose in, put your inside leg back and see if you can get him to take a step out with his haunches. Keep building on this so he knows exactly what you want and how to move his feet to do it!